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Valentine's Day Appetizers

Looking for Valentine's Day appetizers? Get easy to make Valentine's Day appetizer recipes. Taste of Home has appetizers for Valentine's Day including breads, tarts, dips, spreads, and more Valentine's Day appetizers.

Swiss Souffle Mushrooms

Swiss Souffle Mushrooms

Swiss Souffle Mushrooms

Here's a fresh take on stuffed mushrooms. Each one is topped with a delicate Swiss cheese souffle. These will make your appetizer tray look superb.—Karen Sue Garback-Pristera, Albany, New York

Crispy Shrimp Cups

Crispy Shrimp Cups

Crispy Shrimp Cups

The perfect party food for passing, this stuffed wonton also lends itself well to crabmeat or mushroom fillings instead of shrimp. Serve them hot, warm, or cold. —Lori Stefanishion, Drumheller, Alberta

Cranberry Endive Appetizers

Cranberry Endive Appetizers

Cranberry Endive Appetizers

You can pack a lot of flavor into an elegant appetizer just by using the right combination of ingredients. I created this blue cheese filling for a holiday gathering and everyone loved it. —Margee Berry, White Salmon, Washington
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Seafood Cakes with Herb Sauce

Seafood Cakes with Herb Sauce

Seafood Cakes with Herb Sauce

Living near the ocean I have a wide variety of seafood available to experiment with in recipes. This one uses salmon and scallops, but shrimp, crab, lobster, or any firm white fish, such as halibut or even cod, would work equally as well.

Swiss Potato Puffs

Swiss Potato Puffs

Swiss Potato Puffs

Encourage guests to mingle by serving these cute little morsels. They’re transportable, mess-free and easy to eat in a few bites.

Steak and Blue Cheese Crescents

Steak and Blue Cheese Crescents

Steak and Blue Cheese Crescents

Grilled steak, blue cheese and bacon make my crescents some of the heartiest, most satisfying starters you'll ever eat. I roll up the filling in wedges of refrigerated pie pastry. —Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey

Raspberry & Cream Cheese Pastries

Raspberry & Cream Cheese Pastries

Raspberry & Cream Cheese Pastries

I wanted to surprise my grown daughter with a different dessert for her birthday. The puff pasty tarts I dressed up have a chocolaty center with a splash of amaretto.—Jennifer Zuk, Burnaby, British Columbia

Pacific Northwest Pickled Shrimp

Pacific Northwest Pickled Shrimp

Pacific Northwest Pickled Shrimp

This refreshing recipe is one of my husband's favorites. I like to serve the sweet-sour pickled shrimp when we're entertaining. People say it's addictive! —Kathy Wright, Highland, California

Pancetta-Wrapped Shrimp with Honey-Lime Glaze

Pancetta-Wrapped Shrimp with Honey-Lime Glaze

Pancetta-Wrapped Shrimp with Honey-Lime Glaze

Requested every year by my family during the holidays are these shrimp appetizers. We're all familiar with bacon-wrapped shrimp bites, but our version uses pancetta and a honey-lime cilantro glaze. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

Smoked Salmon Bites with Shallot Sauce

Smoked Salmon Bites with Shallot Sauce

Smoked Salmon Bites with Shallot Sauce

Tangy mayonnaise-Dijon sauce adds zip to flaky pastry and layers of crisp arugula, thinly sliced smoked salmon and nutty-flavored Asiago cheese. —Jamie Brown-Miller, Napa, California

Pomegranate Pistachio Crostini

Pomegranate Pistachio Crostini

Pomegranate Pistachio Crostini

Pomegranate seeds intrigued me, so I sliced French bread, smeared it with cream cheese and added seeds, pistachios and chocolate. That’s how you make crostini for the holidays. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grv, UT
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